8 Days Aberdares, Samburu,
Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi – overnight
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport, you
are met by Hallmark Travel Planners representative. You
transfer to Sarova Panafric Hotel for overnight. Booked
on Bed and breakfast meal plan.
Day 2: Drive from Nairobi to Aberdares National park
Breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi. After breakfast,
depart driving to Aberdares National Park. You expect to
arrive in time for lunch.
Aberdares safari: Game viewing from the comfort
of the Serena Mountain Lodge
Samburu Safari: one of the Samburu Special 5 -
the Beisa Oryx
The Sweetwaters tented camp in Sweetwaters Ol
Chimpanzee and it's young at the Ol Pejeta
Aerial View of Lake Nakuru Lodge one of the
lodges you may use for the Lake Nakuru Safari
Cheetah with cubs in Masai Mara
The 766 sq. km of the Aberdare area are rich in
wildlife. The Salient stretching out towards the nearby
town of Nyeri, was once an elephant migration route, not
used any more today. These great animals remain within
the park together with buffalo, a wide variety of
antelope, giant forest hog, the elusive bongo, rhino,
lions and hyenas. Tacazze and Malachite Sunbird,
Mountain Buzzard and African Goshawk are found in this
area where the birdlife is abundant and varied. Enjoy
overnight game viewing from the comfort you’re your room
at Mountain Lodge.
Day 3: Aberdare to Samburu
Breakfast at the lodge in Aberdares. After this, you
begin drive towards Samburu Game reserve in the northern
part of Kenya, just past Isiolo town. You arrive just in
time for lunch.
The tranquil Uaso Nyiro River, flowing through Shaba and
Samburu, attract a wide number of rare wildlife and
provides a natural habitat for crocodile. Long necked
gerenuk, Grevy´s zebra and reticulated giraffe are
species not found in the less arid areas to the south.
Elephant seek solace and contentment in the shallow
waters of this wide sauntering river, fringed with
acacia, down palms and tamarind, which together with
Buffalo Springs, support a large variety of african
mammals, cheetah and leopard being particularly well
represented. Doves and guinea fowl abound and the giant
Martial Eagle perched on some high vantage point. At
1630, game drive till sunset in the reserve. Dinner and
overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge or similar.
Day 4: Day in Samburu Game Reserve
All day game viewing in Samburu game reserve. Optional
picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena
Lodge or similar.
Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve Ol Pejeta
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the
lodge. After breakfast, join up with your guide and
drive to Ol Pejeta conservancy. You will get to the
ranch in time for lunch at the Sweetwaters Tented camp.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre private
wildlife conservancy. It is situated on the equator,
between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the
magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya.
The conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals,
including the “Big Five” (the endangered black and white
rhino , leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion), Grevy’s
zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah and chimpanzee. The
combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views
across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an
unforgettable safari experience. Dinner and overnight at
Sweetwaters Tented camp or similar.
Day 6: Ol Pejeta - Lake Nakuru
Early morning game drive in Ol Pejeta Ranch followed by
breakfast. After breakfast, leave the camp and drive
towards the rift valley to arrive in time for lunch at
Lake Nakuru National park.
Superb example of conservation at work in the wild, Lake
Nakuru is now, with the assistance of the World Wildlife
Foundation, providing sanctuary for Rothschild Giraffe,
Black and White Rhino and Leopard who live in perfect
harmony in this aquatic landscape.
The edge of the lake is frequently a crimson ribbon of
Greater and Lesser Flamingoes, while pelicans and other
water birds swim and fish in majestic flotilla
formation. After lunch relax at the lodge till 1630
hours. You then go on game drive till sunset. Dinner and
overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar.
Day 7: Lake Nakuru -
Early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National park
before breakfast. After breakfast, depart for the famous
Masai Mara Game reserve. You arrive in time for lunch
at the Mara. Check in at the lodge. After lunch, relax
till time for the late afternoon game drive that goes
The Masai Mara is a reserve of breathless vistas, a
panorama of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland
groves, well watered by the Mara River, concentrating in
its proximity permanent populations of wildlife: this is
lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant country, with
buffalo lurking in the forest and a superb abundance of
plains game: zebras, Thompson and Grant gazelles, topis
... But all this richness is secondary to the Mara main
attraction: the annual migration, which takes place
between July and September. Over a million wildebeest,
more than two hundred thousand zebra with their
attendant predators cross the Mara River and spread
across the plains in a seemingly endless procession.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 8: Day in Masai Mara
0630 hours early morning game drive followed by
breakfast at your lodge. Further game drive in the Mara
with picnic lunch if you wish. Dinner and overnight at
Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 9: Drive to Nairobi – Depart
Early morning game drive will be followed by breakfast
before you depart and return back to Nairobi. You arrive
in the early afternoon and drive to Carnivore Restaurant